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Definition of "brindled" [brin•dled]

  • Tawny or grayish with streaks or spots of a darker color. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brindled" in a sentence
  • "Within the last two days they had also observed that the gnoo was not of the same sort as the one which they had seen so long, but a variety which Swinton told them was called the brindled gnoo; it was, however, in every other respect the same animal, as to its motions and peculiarities."
  • "In colour it was a kind of brindled red, and the hair on its back grew against the lie of the rest of its coat."
  • "It is of a bluish colour -- hence the name, and "brindled," or striped along the sides."